NSL WEEK 247- Adobe Illustrator “Embedded Image Trace AG”

This time we’re working with an embedded image and Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator

Along with the help of Astute Graphics.

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Adobe Illustrator

This is the original image. We’re going to make some big changes!

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Adobe Illustrator Rasterino Astute Graphics

Here I’m cropping the image using Rasterino by Astute Graphics. This is a true crop which is different from a mask.

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Adobe Illustrator Phantasm Astute Graphics

Next I’m using Phantasm by Astute Graphics to bring back some info with a Levels adjustment.

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Adobe Illustrator Image Trace

This is the default result for Image Trace.

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Adobe Illustrator

Layer 1 has the Threshold adjusted to favor the sleeve of the subject and the monitor  on the left.

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Adobe Illustrator

Layer 2 has the Threshold adjusted to favor the face of the subject.

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Astute Graphics VectorScribe

HERE’S THE FUN PART! Just use your layers as you would in Photoshop. Here I’m erasing portions of the top layer to expose the layer below.

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Adobe Illustrator

This is what you get when you combine the 2 layers. You can continue to run Image Trace passes to bring back detail from additional areas.

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Twitter: @SebastianBleak #AdobeGrind #NSL  Images looked best on FireFox when this post was created.

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